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occupational

[ ok-yuh-pey-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌɒk yəˈpeɪ ʃə nl /

adjective

of or relating to an occupation, trade, or calling: occupational guidance.
of or relating to occupation: occupational troops.

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Nearby words

occupant, occupation, occupation franchise, occupation groupings, occupation layer, occupational, occupational dermatitis, occupational disease, occupational hazard, occupational medicine, occupational pension

Origin of occupational

First recorded in 1840–50; occupation + -al1
Related formsoc·cu·pa·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·oc·cu·pa·tion·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for occupationally

occupational

/ (ˌɒkjʊˈpeɪʃənəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or caused by an occupationan occupational pension scheme; an occupational disease
Derived Formsoccupationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for occupationally

occupational


adj.

1850, from occupation + -al (1). Occupational therapy is attested by 1918; occupational risk by 1951. Related: Occupationally.

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